Jack Barnette, PhD

SPHIS Administration
Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Professor, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics 
Office No: 233D, 485 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-8674
Fax: 502-852-3291



PhD The Ohio State University (1972) Research, Development, and Evaluation

MS The Ohio State University (1968) Higher Education Administration

BS The Ohio State University (1966) Chemistry

Professor of Biostatistics Informatics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Colorado School   of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado

Professor of Biostatistics and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UAB School of Public Health

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, U of Iowa College of Public Health

Research Interests

Properties of metric effect size and strength of association measures including chance values, relationships among effect size and strength of association measures; Psychometric properties of Likert survey structure and data analysis; Cuban public healthcare systems

Honors and Awards

    • Phi Delta Kappa Service Award, University of Virginia
    • American Evaluation Association, Winner, President's Prize
    • Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, 1995, from the University of Alabama National Alumni Association (the highest teaching award at the University)
    • Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (Big Ten academic consortium), Academic Leadership Program
    • Special Service Award, College of Public Health, University of Iowa
    • Invited as representative of the US DHHS to the Launch of the Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi
    • Member, National Board of Public Health Examiners
    • ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers
    • Delta Omega, Public Health Honorary
    • Statistics Section Award for Contributions to Public Health Academe, Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association
    • Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
    • American Public Health Association Delegation to Cuba
    • American Public Health Association Action Board


    Editorial Boards



    • Improving College and University Teaching
    • Educational and Psychological Research
    • Journal of Educational Research
    • Journal of Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
    • Research in the Schools
    • Educational and Psychological Measurement
    • Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods
    • Educational Technology Research and Development




    Recent Publications

    Williams, J.K., Driessnack, M., Barnette, J.J., Sparbel, K.J.H., Leserman, A., Thompson, S., &      Paulson, J.S.(2013), “Strategies used by teens growing up in families with Huntington  disease”, Journal of Pediatric Nursing 28, (5), 464-469.

    Driessnack, M., Williams, J.K., Barnette, J.J., Sparbel, K.J.H., & Paulsen, J.S. (2012).

    “Development of the HD-Teen Inventory”, Clinical Nursing Research 21 (2), 213-223.

    Williams, J.K., Skirton, H., Barnette, J.J., & Paulsen, J.S. (2012), “Huntington disease caregiver personal concerns”,Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (1), 137-146.

    Williams, J.K., Barnette, J.J ., Reed, D., Sousa, V.D., Schutte, D.L., McGonigal-Kenney, M., Jarmon, L., Phillips, E., Tripp-Reimer, T., & Paulsen, J. (2010), “Development of the Huntington disease family concerns and strategies survey from focus group data”, Journal of Nursing Measurement,18 (2), 83-89.

    Skirton, H., Williams, J.K., Barnette, J.J ., & Paulsen, J.S. (2010), “Huntington disease: families’ experiences of healthcare services” Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 (3), 500-510.

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